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in the world. but how is this sexy? thanks again for joining us. mitt romney lost the election but he may have made history. here's why. his loss could go down as the last presidential campaign to bank on the white vote for a win. in a moment, evidence of why that is a losing strategy. let's get quickly to al cardenis and patrick millsap. first to you, al, are whites the new minority here in america, especially when it comes to elections? >> it will be soon. when ronald reagan, our gold standard, won in 1980, it was 87% of the vote. this year, it was 72% of the vote. it will be 68% of the vote in 2016. and by the 2020s, it will be the minority vote in america. >> i'm going to ask patrick the same question. patrick, what do you think? >> at first, we have an outreach problem. we are banking on vote that is we don't necessarily put in the bank and we are counting the votes that clearly aren't necessarily being there. we have to work on that. >> but my question, do you think whites are the new minority, especially when it comes to politics now? >> i don't want to agree with your premise of this a
to a newly re-elected president, and a lame duck congress. and the prospects? well, the president plans to talk about those prospects in his first public post election comments scheduled for about two hours from now at the white house, and that's exactly where we have positioned cnn's brianna keilar standing in the wind and waiting for the words. what are we expecting to hear? are we expecting to hear specifics and talk about the fiscal cliff or just about a kum ba yah moment that the whole country really needs? >> reporter: you know, i think definitely he's going to talk about the fiscal cliff, lay out the consequences of going over it, urge congress to work together and find a solution, ashleigh. but no, we're not expecting to hear specifics. he is going to be talking to an audience, which includes a lot of middle class supporters, and he is going to be giving remarks, but he's not going to be answering questions from the press. so this is sort of a safe zone for him to explain the consequences, and also to say that the middle class cannot be hurt by tax increases. part of his pledge,
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that the fbi did not realize until election day that general petraeus was involved. it just doesn't add up. >> petraeus resigned from the post as cia director friday and mitt head had an affair. and then sources said that the affair was with whiz biographer paula broadwell. more on that in a few moments. >>> bipartisan agreement appears to be in the work. charles schumer and lindsey graham says that their path including a tough love to citizenship. they teamed up in 2010, and that plan went nowhere, but the republicans may have fresh motivation after election losses last week. >>> death toll from superstorm sandy has climbed to 113 with two more deaths reported in new york. two weeks after the storm crashed through the northeast, residents in new york and new jersey are clearing debris from their homes and battling the cold. commuting could -- combatting the cold could get easier for new jersey residents as the train will reopen tuesday. >>> and there is new pressure from u.s. and arab nations to meet. they met in qatar and agreed to call the new group the international coalition of the sy
't realize until election day that general petraeus was involved. it just doesn't add up. >> petraeus resigned from his post friday and admitted he had an affair. sources say the affair was with his biographer paula broadwell. >>> immigration reform appears to be in the works. charles schumer and lindsey graham say their plan involves a tough love path to citizenship. that plan went nowhere when they teamed up. there may be fresh motivation after election losses. >>> the death toll from sandy climbed to at least 113 with two more deaths reported in new york. two weeks after it crashed through residents in new york and new jersey are still cle clearing debris from their homes. the path rail system into manhattan will resume 5:00 a.m. >>> serious divergent rebel groups are formally united after the pressure from u.s. and arab nations. opposition leaders met in qatar and agreed to call their new group the national collisialiti forces of the syrian revolution. it's considered a final step no order to oust bashar. his group is fighting terrorists bent on destabilizing syria. >>> israel fir
security team just days after the election. by the time david petraeus got his first taste of real combat, he was a 50-year-old major general. in 2003, he commanded the 101st airborne during the march on baghdad. it was in iraq that he asked a roert, tell me how this ends suggesting trouble the u.s. would have there in later years. they gained the nickname king david, used affectionately by supporters and by those who labelled him a celebrity general in 2007 president bush assigned petraeus to lead the troops in iraq and he wrote the petraeus doctrine. a scandal brought him back to command another war when president obama fired stanley mcchrystal for his unflattering comments to "rolling stone," obama tapped general petraeus as the man to staff the war effort. because of his name recognition among the american people, petraeus was surrounded by speculation that he had political ambitions. some wondered if he would appear on the republican presidential ticket. but petraeus knocked down those rumors. >> we're not out there running a political campaign. we're running a war. >> reporter: at a
that caused the investigation of petraeus and broadwell. a phone call from the fbi came on election night. but it's unclear when the fbi probe began. >> the fbi director had the obligation to tell the president or the national security council at the earliest date. it has been going on for several month and yet now it appears that they are saying that the fbi didn't realize it until election day that general petraeus was involved. it just doesn't added a up. >> reporter: among other questions, why weren't key lawmakers told sooner? the house and senate intelligence committees weren't informed until friday. >> are you going to investigate why the fbi didn't notify you before? >> yes. absolutely. i mean, this is something that could have had an effect on national security. i think we should have been told. >> reporter: not everyone on the hill was totally in the dark. house majority leader eric cantor said an fbi leader told him about the affair and a possible security breach in october after the investigation had begun. a u.s. official says the communications were never compromised and he
to the presidential election. what do i mean? banks were down sharply. the president has promised tighter regulation of banks. they've been fighting against it and hoping for republican presidency. insurers were down. insurance stocks are thinking well now obamacare is set in stone. it is real and it's going to happen. coal stocks were down. for-profit education stocks were down and so were dividend-paying stocks. for some wealthier investors the president really wants to raise taxes on investment income, so that could hit those stocks there. also hospital stocks moved higher. again it's that notion that now that the supreme court has spoken and, in fact, you have two terms of an obama presidency, obamacare is set in stone. hospital stocks moved higher. it wasn't just a re-election sell off by any stretch of the imagination. it was europe's financial crisis. we heard pessimistic words out of europe. that was a big part of it. actually started the selling. ffiscal cliff, the debt ceiling which gave birth to the dreaded fiscal cliff, we will be running up against the debt ceiling in a couple of weeks.
bring it to you. >> dr. gupta will have more on this election as the dust settles this weekend on sanjay gupta md. a look at the future of medical marijuana, the right to die battles and soda taxes. that and more this saturday at 4:30 p.m. eastern and sunday 7:30 in the morning. cnn newsroom continues with brooke baldwin. >> i'm brooke baldwin. happy friday. here we go. our nation is speeding to toward steep tax hikes and budget cuts known as the fiscal cliff. now the election is over, it's time for washington to get in gear. do something about it. this fiscal cliff business could affect just about every single one of us, and you can bet there's plenty going on behind the scenes. this past hour we heard from the president in the east room of the white house basically announcing he's inviting leaders from both houses of congress and from both political parties to meet with him at the white house next friday. just a couple of minutes ago, we heard the president say he's open to compromise and open to new ideas, but there's one point the president is sticking to -- higher taxes fo
, a lot has happened since then. attacks in benghazi, re-election, fiscal cliff we're getting very close to. white house correspondent brianna keilar joins us now. i guess we should expect the president to address this sex scandal, too, right? >> reporter: no doubt he's going to be asked about that, carol. it's been more than eight months since the president has had really a full-length press conference. in june he had an abbreviated press conference at the g-20 in cabo san lucas that revolved mainly around foreign policy. and in august he had another brief press conference taking questions from four reporters. today we're expecting he will be asked about this scandal no doubt involving the generals and also the fiscal cliff. we expect that he will, as he has before, expressed support for tax increases on the wealthiest americans. the question may be how wealthy. the president has said $250,000 or more for a couple. but perhaps it will be more. we'll see if he puts meat on the bones there. and also benghazi. this will be the first press conference since that attack in egypt that killed a
pulling his first news conference since winning re-election. we'll bring you live coverage. this hour we're taking an in-depth look at the issues likely to come up when the president meets with reporters. we'll hear from white house court reporter briana keiller and fran townsend and former governor of michigan jennifer granholm, host of "the war room" on current tv. >>> the last time the president held an official news conference, rick santorum appeared to have the edge over mitt romney in republican primaries, and the first campaign reallily was two months away. that was back in march 6th. fast forward to today we want to bring in briana keiller. it's expected that the fiscal cliff is going to be a big topic, but also the scandal that broke about the former cia chief, david petraeus. how does the president essentially stay on message and move on to the economy? >> well, is he going to be trying to turn this to the economy, suzanne, but the fact is he will be definitely getting questions about the scandal, about general petraeus, and certainly about his faith in general allen, so that i
'll take you inside the plan to get the east coast gas shortage under control. >>> and in florida, election 2012 is not over yet. the rest of the country has moved on, but once again, florida just can't seem to get it together. got the munchies, colorado? quarterback peyton manning may be able to cure those off-the-field cravings. "newsroom" strt starts right n. >>> and good morning. happy, happy friday to you. i'm carol costello. we peer over the nation's so-called fiscal cliff. it's a term you'll be hearing a lot more of. we're just 53 days from a series of extreme tax hikes and spending cuts. they're so severe both parties warn they could cripple the economy and trigger another recession. just a few hours from now, president obama underscores the urgency at the white house. his remarks could set the tone for upcoming negotiations with republican lawmakers. christine romans shows us how your money is in play. is your paycheck about to shrink? brianna keilar, three days after a bitter election, is either party really ready to budge? christine, nearly every american has money riding on thi
to petraeus. james clapper learned of the investigation in a phone call from the fbi on election night. it's it's unclear when the fbi probe began. >> it seems that this was going on for several months and yet now it appears that they are saying that the fbi didn't realize it until election day. gener it just doesn't added a up. >> reporter: why weren't key lawmakers told sooner. >> are you going to investigate why the fbi didn't notify you before? >> yes. this could have an effect on national security. we should have been told. >> reporter: house majority leader eric cantor said an fbi leader told him about petraeus possible affair and possible security breach in october after the investigation began. a u.s. official says the general's communications were never compromised and he was never the target of the investigation. another issue, petraeus stepped down days before he was supposed to testify before a senate committee about the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. micha micha michael morell will testify instead. >> we've got to get to the bottom of benghazi. i don't see how in the w
, and now they are saying the fbi didn't realize until election day that general petraeus was involved. it just doesn't add up. >> so peter king, as you heard him say, he has a lot of questions. he wants to know when the investigation began and if they got a court order. a lot of questions from him. we also heard from diane feinstein who is the democrat who is the senate intelligence committee share. . she's going to investigate why they weren't notified earlier. they weren't informed until friday. so several days later. so a lot of questions and this is just the beginning really of the questions. >> let's talk about paula broadwell. what do you know about her? how she met general david petraeus? >> she's a mother of two, a married mother of two. she lives in charlotte, north carolina. she met him in 2006 when the general came to the graduate school at harvard to give a speech. so she was a student then. she met him and she started later on doing a dissertation on him. all the research she decided to turn into a book. so she was keeping in touch with him by e-mail. and of course, as yo
on the next election instead of a focus on them. and i don't have another election. and, you know, michelle and i were talking last night about, you know, what an incredible honor and privilege it is to be put in this position. and there are people all across this country, millions of folks, who worked so hard to help us get elected, but there are also millions of people who didn't vote for us but are counting on seriously. i take that responsibility very seriously and i hope and intend to be an even better president in the second term than i was in the first. jonathan karl? >> thank you, mr. president. senator john mccain and senator lindsey graham both said today they want to have watergate style hearings on the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi and said if you nominate susan rice to be secretary of state, they will do everything in their power to block her nomination as senator graham said, he simply doesn't trust ambassador rice after what she said about benghazi. i would like your reaction to that and would those threats deter you from making a nomination like that? >> well, fir
on tuesday night, election night, just as some polls were beginning to close, and that director clapper as a friend, colleague, fellow officer and admirer, urged petraeus to step down from his position. we know as well from that intelligence source that director clapper informed the white house about the investigation on wednesday, and then of course on thursday, the president and director petraeus met and that's when his letter of resignation was offered to the president. the questions will focus on this second woman, who was she, what was the nature of her relationship with petraeus and what more do officials know about the nature of these e-mails between broadwell and this other woman? maybe some of the questions will be answered as the oversight committees begin to pose questions of their own over this investigation and why they weren't informed of it until just hours before director petraeus sent notice of his resignation and the reason behind it to the men and women who worked for him at the cia. suzanne kelly, cnn, washington. >> suzanne, thank you very much. pea tray was' confes
to contribute to the relief effort. >>> around the world leaders congratulating the president on his re-election, but beyond the congratulations, president obama facing a world of challenges in his second term. from iran's nuclear ambitions to syria's bloody civil war, spilling into neighboring countries now where the president has a lot on his plate. now he has a second chance to tackle a lot of these complex world problems. nicolas burns, former undersecretary for political affairs and was the lead u.s. negotiator on iran's nuclear program. ambassador burns, joining us here. the president has a ton on his plate now. i want to start off with iran. the president criticized throughout the campaign for not being tougher on iran when it comes to his nuclear ambitions for not drawing more of a clear red line, if you will, and we saw israeli president benjamin netanyahu, the prime minister there, famously at the u.n. nick, what do you think is the biggest challenge that the president has to deal with for iran? >> well, you know, suzanne, i think the president has a lot of support here in the united s
to visit africa after the kenyan elections, if all goes well and perhaps come to south africa. i think things might change. >> thank you. >>> another day of stunning revelations of the scandal of the u.s. military and the obama administration is expected to address it. white house press secretary jay carney scheduled to begin the briefing at the white house in moments. as soon as it starts we'll bring it to you live. [ male announcer ] this is bob, a regular guy with an irregular heartbeat. the usual, bob? not today. [ male announcer ] bob has afib: atrial fibrillation not caused by a heart valve problem, a condition that puts him at greater risk for a stroke. [ gps ] turn left. i don't think so. [ male announcer ] for years, bob took warfarin, and made a monthly trip to the clinic to get his blood tested. but not anymore. bob's doctor recommended a different option: once-a-day xarelto®. xarelto® is the first and only once-a-day prescription blood thinner for patients with afib not caused by a heart valve problem, that doesn't require routine blood monitoring. like warfarin, xarelto
the fbi didn't realize until election day that general petraeus was involved. it just doesn't add up. >> petraeus resigned from his post as cia director after his affair with his by og gra fer paula broadwell went public two days ago. much more on the investigation in a few minutes on cnn. >>> a bipartisan plan for immigration reform appears to be in the work. charles schumer and lindsay graham say their plan includes a tough love path to citizenship. graham and schumer teamed up on immigration back in 2010, and that plan went nowhere. republicans may have fresh motivation after election losses last week. >>> two newly reported deaths in new york have raised the death toll from superstorm sandy to at least 113. nearly two weeks after the storm crashed through the northeast, residents in new york and new jersey are still clearing debris from their homes and battling the cold. communitying to get a little easier for new jersey residents. the p.a.t.h. train system from new jersey to manhattan will resume at 5:00 a.m. more on the power outages across the region in just a few minutes as w
. but officially the white house itself was not told until last tuesday. election day. after the case had been closed. it's now been almost 72 hours since the whole world learned of the downfall of the rock star four-star general turned he is pea naj chief. the affair itself with a hard driving west point grad named paula broadwell, the fbi probe of it which began with menacing e-mails sent by broadwell to yet another woman with whom petraeus is close. and the fallout, congressional outrage over, a, being kept in the dark and, b, not being able to question petraeus in this week's hearings on the benghazi attack in september. at least perhaps not yet. i want to bring in cnn pentagon correspondent barbara starr. barbara, adultery can be a crime in the military but it is not in the cia. it can, however, be a risky, risky endeavor. are there any indications at this point that our national security was threatened in the petraeus case? >> well, ashleigh, so far there is no indication of that but the facts have not come out in public. earlier today retired general james "spider "marks who broadwell o
, just a few days before the presidential election. here in the united states. officials that we have talked to confirming it after we questioned them say they just don't know at this point what the iranians were up to. just out to cause trouble or trying to bring down that u.s. drone, brooke. >> this is clearly raising tensions as you point out. could this be considered an act of war? >> reporter: well, it's an interesting question for the pentagon lawyers. the thing is, you know, they fired the u.s. believes we're told in an unprovoked fashion. they say that the drone was in international air space about 16 miles off the iranian coast in the northern end of the gulf and that it was completely unprovoked and without warning. the pentagon through the state department has protested to the iranian government. the pentagon says they haven't heard back from teheran. >> barbara starr at the pentagon, thank you. >>> now, to the northeast where nature is delivering this one-two punch. take a look. as if sandy didn't deliver enough to you in this region. folks just trying to recover of last w
because he has won re-election on the promise that he will raise these taxes. there's some push-pull going on the politics. one thing i would find out -- i said this before, suzanne, the one partner in all of this who has been absent that both sides want to lead is the business community. wall street and ceos of major corporations step up and speak publicly to say we want thisto get done. they're willing to see a tax increase if that's necessary. if that's how they feel, they want them to say it publicly, suzanne. >> jessica, good to see you. thank you. >> we're throwing around this term, fiscal cliff, but really it's a manmade crisis that's going to affect everybody, all our finances. economists say the combination of these massive spending cuts and the tax increases could actually push the country back into a recession. ali velshi is in new york to talk about what it means for all of us, and, first of all, ali, if you could, break down the scenario of what this fiscal cliff entails. >> it's the pain of my existence that everything has everything going is credit default swaps and fiscal c
, these stories are trending now on cnn.com today. it looks like post election fallout. murray energy an ohio coal company said it has been forced to lay off 160 workers. it blames the bleak economic prospects facing the coal industry as the president heads into a second term. they include pending epa regulations and the possibility of new taxes. murray energy is headed by a prominent mitt romney donor. >>> in los angeles lakers fans won't tolerate losing. you think of jack nicholsonering right? the team lost every preseason game and it's 1-4 in the regular season, so the front office fired second year coach mike brown. the lakers are loaded with high priced talent who have not produced wins, so they say. >> and we now know who is going to write the new star wars sequel. the job goes to michael arndt who wrote the hugely successful screenplay for toy story three. the film is scheduled for release in 2015. >>> there's been an outpouring of financial support to help people recover from superstorm sandy, but unfortunately, there are people out there who may take advantage of your generosity and take
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